London Concours 2021
In a further recognition of the quality of the car, it was excellent to see that the organisers of the prestigious London Concours once again selected a Unipower GT for their June 2021 event.
The first production car – Chassis #1 – was a featured display at last year’s London Concours. A competition version of the car – the same one as seen on the Unipower GT Register stand at the Classic Car Show at the NEC in 2019 – graced the 2021 event in the ‘Lost Marques’ presentation – see London Concours and Unipower GT Facebook page for photos.
Students of automotive history will know that the Unipower GT was manufactured predominantly as an enthusiastically received road car but that a few were finished to various ‘competition’ specifications, commencing with chassis #9.
The nicely presented race example at London Concours provided London Concours visitors with an interesting counterpoint to the road-going version. It evokes the era when the factory attempted competition success nationally and internationally. Sadly, that campaign soaked up available resources with limited result forcing the company to close, still with a substantial order book for the road car.
In other news, work continues on the restoration in the UK of a couple of other examples of the car. It will be great to see a more cars out in the public eye, hopefully later this year. And meanwhile, chassis #1 ran recently on the hill at Prescott for the first time. It generated also considerable interest at the much-postponed Bicester Scramble. More dates are in the diary. Watch this space for details.
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